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First Draft done

Posted August 25, 2016 into Writing by John Birmingham

Just put the last full stop in place and compiled the Scrivener file of Paris. 48 250 words. I'll give the Word doc a read thru this arvo and tomorrow, and send it out to Beta.

Publication in late September, I reckon, depending on the pro-edit.

33 Responses to ‘First Draft done’

jl is gonna tell you...

Posted August 25, 2016
Always gives a feeling of accomplishment when you get to that stage. Well done, sir, take a micro break. Looking forward to reading your latest effort, revisited all of the AoT books recently so that I'm up to par.

Alister mutters...

Posted September 6, 2016
Just like JL, I've trawled AoT over the last few days, and am back doing Stalin's Hammer. It's bloody awesome, and better than moping over having put my beloved on a plane yesterday and not seeing her until Dec.

BRING ON PARIS, JB! Watchu got?

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Murphy_of_Missouri puts forth...

Posted August 25, 2016
Boom! Mic-drop.

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Peter Bradley is gonna tell you...

Posted August 25, 2016
Just a tad excited by this....just a tad.

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Marzuk ducks in to say...

Posted August 26, 2016
So excited, this can't come soon enough. Will make the wait till the new AoT stuff next year a but more bearable

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Turlogh Dubh O'Brien reckons...

Posted August 26, 2016
This just made my day! I will make myself one of those website countdowns that calculate it down to a second until arrival...

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Bondiboy66 asserts...

Posted August 26, 2016
Choice bro!

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she_jedi mumbles...

Posted August 26, 2016
I can feel an epic *squeeee* coming on

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NBlob asserts...

Posted August 27, 2016
I'm going to need an infographic and some reading time to catch up before spoilopalooza

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Rhino has opinions thus...

Posted August 28, 2016
Finished first read through on the beach.

All I have to say is, dammmmnnnnnnnnnn, dude.

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insomniac is gonna tell you...

Posted August 28, 2016
No beta read this time?

John Birmingham ducks in to say...

Posted August 28, 2016
Yeah. I'll just sending out the main round of invites now. Wanting to test the new platform with a smaller group first.

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Rhino puts forth...

Posted August 29, 2016
I hate to taunt, (read that as "sorry, not sorry") ... But this is some awesome stuff. Since AoT is what brought a lot of us to the table to begin with, there is great joy in seeing these characters again ... And so many surprises.

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DarrenBloomfield has opinions thus...

Posted August 29, 2016
I just read up to chapter 4 on my lunch break.

I'm just waiting for the shocking JB Universes cross-over reveal: Slim Jim to The Dave "I am your father". Kinda both think with the same brain.

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DarrenBloomfield has opinions thus...

Posted August 29, 2016
crap, posted in wrong thread, Soz

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jl has opinions thus...

Posted August 29, 2016
Paris is fkn awesome! Highly recommend it to AoT junkies (like me).

DaveC reckons...

Posted August 30, 2016
I concur with Jason. Paris be God damned righteous!

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DarrenBloomfield mutters...

Posted August 30, 2016
I just finished it at lunchthine. Awesome.

I now needto go back again, since I found the last 4-5 chapters so compelling I forgot to read for edits, you know, like he's paying us big bucks to do...

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Ron Schaffer would have you know...

Posted August 31, 2016
where do i find the beta - I cant wait

John Birmingham mutters...

Posted September 2, 2016
Ron. Send me your email and I'll send you a link.

Rhino would have you know...

Posted September 2, 2016

NO! He doesn't get a link just by ASKING! Flinging betas out willy hilly and higgedly piggedly.That just isn't done. It has to be bestowed, after years of toil and meritorious Burger service.



Oh, who am I kidding? Come on in, the water is fine. If mostly beer and piss counts as fine.

HAVOCK21 would have you know...

Posted September 2, 2016
um...did you tell him about the INITIATION FKN CEREMONY! or fkn what! cos I need advance notice to buy all those fkn leftovers!

Rhino has opinions thus...

Posted September 3, 2016
This really needs to be on the agenda for the next meeting.

NBlob reckons...

Posted September 5, 2016
I concur. Where is Man Clumsy, always banging on about an agenda, well here's something for his agenda.
Ahem " This house agrees that Beta Readers be no longer referred to as "exclusive" "discerning" nor "select.'

HAVOCK21 is gonna tell you...

Posted September 5, 2016
I think we say yes kinda and the CAP THE FKR!

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Sparty has opinions thus...

Posted September 1, 2016
still doing proofing - but story wise - bang on perfect! kind of all the good things of the Force Awakens...

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Nathan ducks in to say...

Posted September 1, 2016
I'd love to give it a read

Rhino has opinions thus...

Posted September 3, 2016

Nathan, quick question, How the hell am I supposed to be able to gloat about being a member of an exclusive club if everyone can be a member just by asking nicely?



Do you not give one whit of caring about my privelege?



What kind of monster are you?

DarrenBloomfield mutters...

Posted September 6, 2016
He's history's greatest monster. That's what kind.

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ShushKebab mutters...

Posted September 5, 2016
Wouldn't mind reading the beta too. And before anyone asks - I've been bere for ages. Long time lurker. And before you ask, I still have my copy of WW2.3 paperback copy - a tad worn out yes, but only because I read it whilst sitting on the loo.

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HAVOCK21 reckons...

Posted September 6, 2016
YOU should be SHOT for that , fk me man, Its a Coulda been Nobel Prize winning fkn book if ol kb wasn't shafted. And you read it whilst on the shitter.

Adiry whips and Books, AoT dont go together in my opinion.

Loved a term I heard last night online.

" FECAL EXPLOSION" fkn wicked

HAVOCK21 swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 6, 2016
no..sorry it was that he did a FECAL JACKSON POLLACK

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Marzuk reckons...

Posted September 7, 2016
Haha fecal explosion, i will somehow have to work that term into a conversation today.

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